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Lina André looks out from the entrance of the National Penitentiary where she waits to deliver food for her boyfriend who is incarcerated there, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Monday, Jan. 25, 2021. Her boyfriend has been incarcerated for 10 years but hasn’t seen a judge since he was arrested on suspicion of killing a man. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)

Strikes, violence overwhelm Haiti's crumbling judiciary

Jan. 28, 2021 10:06 AM EST

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A warning from a well-known judge in Haiti crackled recently over the radio: “Don’t let them arrest you, because you don’t know when you will be released from prison.” Haiti’s justice system has long been dysfunctional. But in recent years...

Members from the World Health Organization team of experts prepare to leave on a bus after ending their quarantine at a hotel in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

WHO team in Wuhan departs quarantine for COVID origins study

Jan. 28, 2021 9:51 AM EST

WUHAN, China (AP) — A World Health Organization team emerged from quarantine in the Chinese city of Wuhan on Thursday to start field work in a fact-finding mission on the origins of the virus that caused the COVID-19 pandemic. The researchers, who were required to isolate for 14 days after arriving in...

A nurse administers the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to a resident at DomusVi nursing home in Alcala Henares, Spain, Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021. Health authorities in Spain are complaining that they are running short of COVID-19 vaccines due to delays in deliveries by pharmaceutical companies. Spain along with the rest of the European Union has suffered delays since Pfizer announced two weeks ago that it would reduce deliveries temporarily during a plant upgrade. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

WHO Europe: Vaccine production delays are a real issue

Jan. 28, 2021 9:16 AM EST

GENEVA (AP) — National tensions are erupting over slow coronavirus vaccine rollouts but production delay issues are real and world leaders must realize that “no one is safe until everyone is safe,” the European chief for the World Health Organization said Thursday. Dr. Hans Kluge said...

Workers wave off a team of experts from the World Health Organization who ended their quarantine and left the quarantine hotel in a bus in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021. The WHO team emerged from quarantine to start field work in a fact-finding mission on the origins of the virus that caused the COVID-19 pandemic. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

EXPLAINER: How experts will hunt for COVID origins in China

Jan. 28, 2021 8:46 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — After a two-week quarantine, the real work can begin. Maybe. A World Health Organization team of researchers emerged from their hotel Thursday for the first time since their arrival in the central Chinese city of Wuhan to start searching for clues into the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic....

Cars are parked at the entrance of Novasep factory in Seneffe, Belgium, Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021. Belgian health authorities said Thursday they have inspected a pharmaceutical factory located in Belgium to find out whether the expected delays in the deliveries of AstraZeneca's coronavirus vaccines are due to production issues. The Novasep factory in the town of Seneffe is part of the European production chain for AstraZeneca's coronavirus vaccine. (AP Photo/Mark Carlson)

The Latest: WHO EU chief: Nations clamoring for vaccine

Jan. 28, 2021 8:42 AM EST

GENEVA — The European chief for the World Health Organization says “the telephone line is very hot” in conversations with European Union officials and others clamoring for more coronavirus vaccines. Dr. Hans Kluge, speaking in a video conference from WHO Europe headquarters in Copenhagen,...

FILE - In this Dec. 13, 2018 file photo, a worker counts money at the Central Bank of Yemen's internationally recognized government in Aden, Yemen. A report by a panel of U.N. experts released Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021,  accused the government of implementing a scheme in 2019 to illegally divert to traders $423 million in Saudi money. The funds were meant to buy rice and other supplies for Yemenis who have been suffering from a protracted military conflict since 2014, the report said. The Central Bank of Yemen said Wednesday the report was based on “misleading claims and information” propagated by “enemies of Yemen.”  (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell, File)

Yemen's central bank dismisses UN corruption allegations

Jan. 28, 2021 7:58 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Yemen's central bank dismissed United Nations allegations that the Yemeni government misused millions of dollars from Saudi Arabia to buy essential commodities for the Yemeni people A report by a panel of U.N. experts released to the media this week accused the internationally recognized...

World Health Organization team emerges from 14-day quarantine in Wuhan, China, to start search for origins of COVID-19

Jan. 28, 2021 2:11 AM EST
WUHAN, China (AP) — World Health Organization team emerges from 14-day quarantine in Wuhan, China, to start search for origins of COVID-19.

Russia envoy: US and Russia need to start strategic dialogue

Jan. 27, 2021 9:42 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Russia hopes the success of extending the last remaining U.S.-Russia arms control treaty will give a new boost to re-starting a strategic dialogue between Moscow and the Biden administration, Russia’s deputy U.N. ambassador said Wednesday. Dmitry Polyansky told a press briefing...

United States Ambassador to the United Nations nominee Linda Thomas-Greenfield testifies during for her confirmation hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021, in Washington. (Greg Nash/Pool via AP)

Biden's pick for UN post calls China 'a strategic adversary'

Jan. 27, 2021 7:43 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Linda Thomas-Greenfield called China “a strategic adversary” that threatens the world and expressed regret at a Senate hearing Wednesday on her nomination as United Nations ambassador for a speech she gave in 2019 that praised China’s initiatives in Africa and...

UN slams killing of anti-dam activist in southern Mexico

Jan. 27, 2021 7:37 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The U.N. human rights office in Mexico called for justice Wednesday in the case of an anti-dam activist who was killed in the southern state of Oaxaca on Jan. 23. Fidel Heras Cruz had opposed plans to build dams on the Rio Verde river, and the U.N. office said he had reportedly received...